Comedies can be tricky to review. In an analytical point, if you break them down and really study the plot and technical aspects of the movie, they usually are not made incredibly well. However, what makes comedies enjoyable is when they know that and do not try to be anything other than stupid and fun.
This is the case with the movie Grandma’s Boy. In it, Alex, a 35-year-old video game tester, is kicked out of his house after he discovers that his roommate has been blowing all of their money on hookers. With no other options, Alex is forced to move in with his grandma and her two friends. At the same time, he is dealing with the pressures of his job due to his weirdo co-worker J.P. and his hot new boss Samantha. Of course, Alex overcomes all of the obstacles in his path with the help of his grandma and he is able to defeat his nemesis and win the girl.
What makes Grandma’s Boy so entertaining is its simplicity. It doesn’t try to be anything other than a ridiculous movie with a bunch of fart, weed and sex jokes. It’s crude and vulgar and it doesn’t apologize for that. It’s predictable and cliché, but packed with nonstop jokes and has some hilarious sequences. The absurdity of the events that happen can make you groan and laugh at the same time, such as Alex’s best friend Jeff falling in love with one of his grandma’s friends.
In the end, your enjoyment of Grandma’s Boy will probably rely on four things: age, gender, setting, and level of sobriety. If you’re an older female who is alone and sober, you’ll probably think that this is the worst movie ever created. But if you’re a college-aged guy watching this with your buddies after a night of drinking (or smoking), you’ll probably be laughing your ass off the entire time.